Day 14: Love is a giver

For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Hello Lovelies, I hope you had a very beautiful Saturday?!
I mentioned in the first post here how I wanted to start this series  last year, but I perceived in my spirit that the timing wasn't quite right. So I planned to do it in February this year since it would have been perfect as that's the "Love month" but then again I perceived that the timing was  not quite right, but I did not even understand why. Two days ago I was just thinking again of how this would have been perfect in February as per [Valentine month] and I was blaming myself for being too slow and not putting everything together before February and in that moment, the Holy Spirit goes "who is saint Valentine?", "what is saint valentine?" I don't know why but hearing that made me laugh. He continued and explained how people don't really understand the meaning of Love and how "Valentine" doesn't come close to defining true Love. "Valentine" is a celebration of Human Love which is very conditional and that's not the message this series is trying to pass across. This series is celebrating Unconditional Love, the Love that came to die for us on the cross. True Love at its best. God kind of Love. He further explained that this month was the perfect time because it's right before Easter. Easter is the true celebration of this Unconditional Love that we talk about. So that we can get the full understanding of this Love before the easter holidays in April and not just take it lightly like we probably might have done in the past but have a full understanding of it. This easter, don't just go about visiting and eating Jollof rice, spend it appreciating this Love! 

1 John 4:9-10
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
God GAVE Jesus; Jesus GAVE his life, this is the truest example of love we'll ever get. No matter how much we claim to Love, it will be really hard for a human to die for another human. Even if we promise it, it will be super hard to go through with it. 

But there are other ways in which we can give love. We can love through giving material gifts, giving our time, giving understanding, energy etc

Day 14: Love gives

The other day I was on the road and a schoolboy walked up to me and said he was thirsty. I had 100 naira in my pocket but I told him I don't have money. [in my defense, I'm Nigerian x I'm paranoid I thought it was Juju lol. Don't ask.] when I got home I felt terrible, I'm like really Kunmi, you could have just bought him a bottle of water. 

To [sort of] make up for that, I've been having giving attack. made up my mind to assist anyone that needs my help, so far it's within my power. The more we give, the more we show love and the more we learn to love

In light of that, I'm giving away this journal and mug in the photo below to One winner at the end of this Love series. To enter for this, just leave a comment below this post sharing a lesson you've learned in the past 13 days or e-mail me [] with your own Love story [you can do both to increase your chances]  

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  1. I've learned that apart from all the amazing things that love is,it also gives you there's a sense of wholeness and beauty that radiates just by being loving.

  2. This is the first time I'm reading your blog post and I'm so impressed. So recently I've been really worrying about after school life(masters, getting good job and all that good stuff). Then just last week, I read Matthew 7 :7-11. "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him" Matthew 7:11. This scripture did it for me. I think of my earthly parents and how they go out of their way to make me comfortable. Then I think of my Heavenly Father. If God could send His one and only son to this earth just for a lil old former sinner like me...if He loves me that much to do that...then why am I worrying? The whole universe belongs to him. And all I have to do is ask to access His gifts. I've also realized that God's ways are not my way. I was trying for an internship and prayed for it, and I didn't get it.I was so disappointed and was losing Faith, but that Scripture helped me. God would only give me good gifts. Loving God is trusting that His plan for you is good. It's total submission to Him. God loves me so much. Something's I'm doing wrong stuff, but I still feel his love in my heart and that helps me find my way back to Him. I've been dying to share this with someone but I haven't had the opportunity so I'm really glad for this space. Sorry for the long post.

  3. First let me say that you are doing an amazing job. And the lesson I have learnt through this series would be that the unconditional kind of Love beats anykind of love that exists. Also that the whole thing between me and God, that feeling that makes me smile anytime I remember his name, the subtle private converstion which I hold in secrecy everything that has to do with me and God is a "Love story". Thank you kunmi for being strong.

  4. Ok, thank you for my giveaway prize in seriously, faith finds expression in love so my faith will work very well here... + I have sent in my own lessons in write up sef, Ehen, I must get this jotter, I need one :-)

    One thing I have learnt from my love journey is that I cannot do it on my, seriously, I cannot love like God wants me to on my own power.
    Yesterday or two days ago, I read about how the love in us should spread out to unbelievers, I woke up with love ringing through me and I did the study on the verse ringing in me and then I asked God for help.
    In the evening someone called me and I was rude to him(or I just sounded bored like I wanted him to end the call) because I don't like him(i think)...but love isn't rude.
    Today I was on a bike but then the man took the long route instead of the short one and I was late for Church.
    I didn't want to complain but I thought that he was wasting time in my mind but tried to politely tell him "why na?, I am late for church- but love is patient...

    I simply told God the lesson i've learnt from all this.."Lord, if you leave me, I will self destruct. I need your power to work in me so I can love like you do"

    So even as we are learning about love, we(i) must pray for continual grace to be strengthened in God so we can love like He loves.
    That's my biggest lesson so far...and more oh, but this is already too long.


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